Reigning European U21 champions Spain kicked off their qualifying campaign for the 2021 tournament with a 1-0 win away in Kazakhstan. The solitary goal of the game came from the spot courtesy Dani Olmo, with the penalty also earned by the Dinamo Zagreb man. Dani Martin in goal had a good game as well, and the duo picked up the highest player ratings in AS.
Sergio Ramos’ “glasses gesture”, which the defender later said was a tribute to his nephew, but saw the Real Madrid star booked by referee Aytekin, was the pic choice for both Marca and AS following Spain’s 2-1 win in Bucharest over Romania.
Ramos opened the scoring for Spain from the penalty spot, before Dortmund’s Paco Alcacer doubled their advantage shortly after half time. Romania pulled one back, but their proud record of having never lost at home to Spain was brought to an end by the visitors, who took a massive step towards qualification.
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Teenager Ansu Fati is the talk of the town in Barcelona after his eye catching performance against Osasuna that helped the visitors come away with a point, and here’s the reaction of the Spanish newspapers today (September 1, 2019) to his performance.
AS ran the headline “Ansu Fati evita otro fiasco” (Ansu Fati avoids another Fiasco)
Sport went with the headline “Ansu Y poco más”, while Mundo Deportivo chose to go with “Ansu Y Punto”
Athletic claimed their first win over Barca at San Mames since 2013 as they stunned Ernesto Valverde’s men 1-0. Aritz Aduriz’s stunning late bicycle kick sent the 47,693 spectators in Bilbao into ecstasy as the new La Liga season started with an unexpected result- it’s the first time in over a decade that Barca have lost their season opener.
Marca, AS and Mundo newspaper headlines on August 17, 2019 reacting to Athletic Club 1-0 Barcelona
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Arsenal’s final pre-season game of the season ended in defeat as they went down to Barcelona at the Nou Camp. The Catalans didn’t have it easy though, with Luis Suarez required to come off the bench and score a 90th minute winner for Valverde’s men.
Here are the player ratings from Sport and AS.
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Here are the Spanish media’s predicted lineups for Atleti’s friendly tonight against Liga MX side Atletico San Luis.
Atleti have been on a bit of a roll in pre-season, winning all of their clashes, and will look to continue that streak tonight against San Luis. Will Joao Felix again weave his magic, just as he did in the 7-3 win against Real and the 3-0 victory over MLS All-Stars? The game kicks off at 7pm Spanish time.
Predicted Atletico San Luis XI v Atleti for August 3 Friendly
Predicted Atletico Madrid starting XI against Atletico San Luis